Saladin Islamic Seminary is dedicated to the traditional education of Muslims who seek a proficient command of ‘aqidah, tafsir, hadith, fiqh, and their tools, in compliance with our collective obligation.
Allah سبحانه و تعالى said:
“The believers should not all go out. Let a group from every faction among them learn the religion in order to warn their people when they return to them so that they may take heed.”
(Qur’an 9: 122)
Our vision is one of high caliber scholarship in the tradition of the great institutions of learning in the Muslim world, particularly those established under the reign of Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (رحمه الله)(1137-1193 CE), who was not only a great leader known for his courage and magnanimity, but also a great seeker and patron of knowledge who established a revival of institution building for Islamic scholarship.
He followed the footsteps of a great Seljuk vizier before him, Nizam al-Mulk (رحمه الله), the founder of the Nizamiyyah network of seminaries, of which the Proof of Islam, Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali (رحمه الله), was a graduate and professor.
Before turning his attention to the Crusaders, Salah al-Din established a campaign to defeat the Fatimids, who had been spreading their heretical doctrines and repressing Sunni Muslims for the duration of their rule. Salah al-Din founded a number of colleges, among them, Madrasat al-Salahiyyah, from which we take our name. He trained scholars and preachers, appointed judges, and united the People of the Sunnah, overcoming the Fatimids both politically and intellectually, and eventually overcoming the Crusaders in Jerusalem.
Our aspiration is to emulate the far-reaching educational reformation which was so instrumental to the victories of Salah al-Din and his supporters, and to be a means of guidance to correct doctrine, sound methodology, and sincere practice by the permission of Allah. It is our conviction that with a critical mass of intellectual leadership, the condition of our community will change in a manner pleasing to our Lord and of the utmost benefit to us in this world and the Afterlife.